BA RIA-VUNG TAU (VNS) — An explosion on board fishing boat No Qng 96769 TS killed its captain and injured two fishermen off the southern province Ba Ria-Vung Tau yesterday.
There were five fishermen on board when the explosion occurred.
The noise and smoke from the blast was noticed by the people on board a nearby fishing boat. They quickly sent help, rescued two injured fishermen and retrieved the body of Vo Van Tam, the boat's captain.
The Con Dao Border Defense Force sent ships to take the injured fishermen to hospital. One of them has regained consciousness, while the other is still in coma.
The Con Dao Border Defense Force and the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center are searching for the two missing fishermen. — VNS